Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Press Release: Sign ups open for fall pre-school session at Community Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2008

MEDIA CONTACTS
Gaylynn Smith
Community Recreation Assistant
253.835.6924

Sign ups open for fall pre-school session at Community Center

The Federal Way Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department still has space available for Autumn preschool classes. Classes cover a wide range of activities including pre-reading skills, movement education, songs, crafts, games, circle time and, of course, the ever popular snack. Children must be potty trained for some of the classes. Ages range between 2 and 5 depending on the class.

Fees range between $50 to $145 per child depending on the class. Start dates vary, but all begin next month. The session is five weeks and all classes are held at the new Federal Way Community Center, 876 South 333rd St. For complete class descriptions or to sign up, visit www.cityoffederalway.com or call 253.835.6900. In-person registration is also accepted. Please sign up at least one week in advance of the class start date. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Class descriptions and other information:

Once Upon A Time. Favorite stories will come to life through hands-on pre-reading activities. Each class will be filled with learning activities that center around language, art, science, sensory, music and movement.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 10/2/08- 10/30/08
  • $66 for 5 weeks, ages 3 - 5
Alphabet Express. This exciting play time will focus on arts and crafts projects, and places a strong emphasis on getting connected with other parents and preschoolers. Discover how much fun the alphabet can be. Experience songs, crafts and games centered around a different letter each day.
  • Fridays from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 10/3/08-10/31/08
  • $50 for 5 weeks, ages 2 - 4
Let’s Get Started. Let’s get started is designed for children to have their very first preschool experience without mom or dad. Children will be introduced to beginning letter sounds and numbers. There is time for activity, circle time and a snack, too. Tons of fun and the opportunity to make a new friend or two. Children must be potty trained.
  • Mondays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 10/13/08 - 11/10/08
  • $50 for 5 weeks, ages 3 -5
The Whole Child. This program will provide your child with a foundation of personal and academic excellence, and create opportunities for him or her to develop cognitively socially, emotionally and physically. Your child’s imagination will be ignited. Bring a lunch, drink and coat to class every day.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 10/13/08 - 11/14/08
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday $145 for 5 weeks, ages 3-5
    --or--
  • Tuesday, Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 10/14/08-11/13/08
  • Tuesday, Thursday $96 for 5 weeks, ages 3-5
Discovery Kids. A discovery kid incorporates a variety of developmentally appropriate activities while giving children hands-on opportunities to learn, gain confidence and socialize. Each month there is a different theme that activities revolve around. We incorporate science, math, creative arts, music and movement, language activities and dramatic play into our everyday program.

  • Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 10/15/08 - 11/14/08
  • Wednesday, Friday $133 for 5 weeks, ages 3-5
    --or--
  • Tuesday, Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 10/14/08-11/13/08
  • Tuesday, Thursday $133 for 5 weeks, ages 3-5

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